By partnering with leaders and residents in local communities, we can build long-term solutions to poverty together.
Poverty for a family of 4 means living on $24,000 or less per year. Neighborhoods with high poverty rates may not have the resources necessary to address the most important problems in their community. Sometimes when neighborhoods are given help, it isn’t with the support that fits the specific situation.
By centering the needs of the residents and forming a shared ownership on projects, we work together with leaders in the community to learn more about the area. Once we learn the greatest needs, we get to work co-creating the best solution to the pain points the community is facing. We identify and train community influencers, called promotores, who act as a resource to their neighbors, connecting them to the right support. After implementation, we remain connected to ensure the neighborhood has support they need to continue building a stronger community.
As Vice President of Community Development for Valley of the Sun United Way, Dr. Melissa Boydston works to remove barriers leading to systems change on the education birth to career continuum pipeline.
Tempe has the second highest rate of homelessness in Arizona and the programs provided by Tempe Community Action Agency (TCAA) are vital to the community’s safety net.
We’re proud to announce that we’ve awarded 81 nonprofits and schools grants totaling more than $7.8 million to fund programs and services that align with the strategies of MC2026.
The Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) is a temporary discount on monthly internet bills for qualifying low-income households. Applications are now available.
When Juan joined the Loaned Executive Program in August 2020, he took a giant leap out of his comfort zone...
This month, Mental Health Awareness Month, we are focusing on the correlation between housing and mental health.
COVID-19 has shined a light on the many inequities surrounding early childhood education. Fortunately, Read On Avondale and Read On Phoenix were there to help.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and there’s no better time to spotlight the topic, its challenges and the resources available to our community members.
Lerner & Rowe joins forces with Valley of the Sun United Way to positively impact the lives of children and their families.
A New Leaf’s East Valley Men Center (EVMC) is a safe haven for men experiencing homelessness.
We’ve been proud to fund Catholic Charities’ MANA House which serves unhoused vets by providing shelter, case management, and wrap around services. Read Sherry's story...